LONDON — A British politician publicly acknowledged Tuesday that he has been accused of raping and murdering children as part of a VIP pedophile ring operating within the Houses of Parliament.

Harvey Proctor, a former Conservative Member of Parliament, said police questioned him this week over allegations that he strangled, beat and sexually assaulted young boys in the 1980s along with former Prime Minister Ted Heath, and Leon Brittan, a protégé of Margaret Thatcher.

...He said the allegations, which include threatening to castrate one child with a penknife...

“I am a homosexual. I am not a murderer, a pedophile or a pederast,” Proctor said at a press conference in Central London.